He’s now a certified Hollywood A-lister, but Andrew Garfield has revealed a pretty wild reason why he was turned down to star in a blockbuster franchise.
Andrew Garfield was left in favor of another British actor for the role of Prince Caspian in the “Chronicles of Narnia” film series.
Garfield, 38, admitted to Entertainment tonight that he was in fact in the running to play the royal mystic, a role that ultimately went to British actor Ben Barnes, New York Post reports.
the The Incredible Spider-Man The actor said he was “desperate” to join the franchise based on the famous CS Lewis fantasy book series. However, the casting team reportedly believed Garfield wasn’t good-looking enough for the role.
“I remember I was so desperate. I auditioned for Prince Caspian in Chronicles of Narnia and I thought, ‘It could be that, that could be that,’ ”Garfield said. AND in an interview about the 2008 film.
the Tammy Faye’s eyes The star continued, “And this handsome, brilliant actor Ben Barnes ended up getting the part. I think it was because of me and him, and I remember I was obsessed.
Garfield then asked his agent why he didn’t get the coveted role, he recalls. “Why not me? She ended up collapsing under my relentless harassment and she said, ‘It’s because they don’t think you’re handsome enough, Andrew,” “Garfield revealed.
“Ben Barnes is a very handsome and talented man,” he noted. “So in retrospect, I’m not unhappy with the decision, and I think he did a great job.”
The first Chronicles of Narnia film, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, was released in 2005, and its sequel, Prince Caspian, released in theaters in 2008. The film series ended its trilogy with the 2010 film The Odyssey of the Dawn Treader.
Just before the sequel was released, Garfield starred in the 2007 dramas. Boy A and Lions for the lambs.
But before that, the Oscar nominee also said AND that he experienced a “great period of unemployment” before becoming a big star.
“I had a year and a half to wait and work at Starbucks,” he said, revealing the jobs he needed to make money before getting movie roles.
The actor is currently garnering high praise for his recent roles on Netflix Tic, Tic… Boom! and for his reprized role of Spider-Man, alongside Tobey Maguire and Tom Holland’s Spider-Men, in Spider-Man: No Path Home.
In an interview with the To wrap up, he said lying about his secret role in the Marvel movie was fun. “It was stressful, I’m not going to lie. It was rather stressful, but also strangely pleasant.
“It was like this massive werewolf game that I was playing with reporters and with people guessing, and it was a lot of fun,” he said.
“There were times when I thought to myself, ‘God, I hate to lie’. I don’t like to lie and I’m not a good liar, but I continued to present it as a game. And I continued to imagine myself purely as a fan of this character, which is not. hard to do, ”Garfield added.
This story originally appeared on the New York Post and has been reprinted with permission